I am becoming increasingly worried that some of our children are being subjected to racist attitudes at home, which they are bringing into school. We spend a lot of time discussing issues such as tolerance in lessons, yet this year I’ve heard children as young as six openly use words like “Chinky”, “Paki” and worse, without any sense of wrongdoing. If your children carry on using this language in or out of school, they’re going to get into serious trouble. And you are, too. Because we report this stuff, and it isn’t us that teaches it to them.